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Police investigating triple shooting in Akron

Posted at 11:19 AM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 13:23:26-04

AKRON, Ohio — Three people were injured Wednesday night in a shooting on Akron’s southeast side, according to the Akron Police Department.

The shooting happened near Sylvan and Pardee avenues around 9:30 p.m.

According to police, the 19-year-old victim said he was walking down the street when a SUV pulled up and started shooting. The man was shot in the arm. He was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said they responded to a second scene moments later.

A 37-year-old man driving down Sylvan Avenue was hit when shots were fired from an unknown direction, police said.

The man crashed his vehicle into a light pole on nearby South Arlington Street, according to authorities. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

A 36-year-old male passenger in the vehicle was also shot, police said. That person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A 26-year-old female passenger in the vehicle was unharmed.

The matter is under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the shootings is asked to call police at 330-375-2490.